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Fastpacking Giveaway: Enter to Win Gear and Pro Coaching for Fast-and-Light Adventures

Like to travel fast and light? This gear giveaway is for you.

Janji, Gossamer, COROS, Skratch Labs, Trail Butter, and Sawyer have teamed up with thru-hiking speed demon Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy for this epic gear giveaway.

They want to help you get out on your next fastpacking trip, so they’ve put together a package of gear and nutrition, valued at over $2,000, including coaching from McConaughy himself. He has set multiple FKTs on trails like the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail, so he knows what’s up.

Here’s what you’re playing for:

  • Gossamer Gear DFC One shelter
  • Gossamer Gear Kumo 36 Superlight pack
  • Janji running kit, valued at $300 (shirt, shorts, outer layer, and accessories)
  • COROS APEX multisport watch
  • Sawyer Mini Water Filter
  • Sawyer insect repellent
  • $200 in Skratch Labs hydration products
  • $200 worth of Trail Butter

… and last but not least:

  • 3 months of coaching with Columbia athlete Joe McConaughy

This giveaway closes on April 18 at midnight. Head here to register for your chance to win.


May 8, 2022

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While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

Kevin Brouillard
Travel & Leisure


The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

Bikepacking Team